For quite a few of you, The Contender must be a show you are acquainted with. Initially released in 2005, this reality TV series ran till 2009. It then seemed to hit a dead-end, which was quite sad and fans started to lose hope. But almost a decade later, it was announced to make a comeback.
It was Epix, the premium cable network that decided to revive this show. If 10 years is what it took to revive TV shows, there is hope for a lot of your favourite shows who have been gone for too long.
The main creative head behind this TV series is Mark Burnett. The Contender is a unique reality boxing show. Each season shows a group of boxers who will compete among themselves in a knockout competition. To give a brief into the past seasons, the first three were hosted by Sugar Ray Leonard. Sylvester Stallone co-hosted the first season with Leonard. In the fourth season, Leonard left and was replaced by Tony Danza. The fifth season was presented by Andre “Son of God” Ward. It is claimed that retired boxer Ward will host the new season. Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson are said to be the ones who will oversee the upcoming season.
The Contender Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?
This season, some of the 16 contenders who will participate are Ievgen Khytrov, Eric Walker, John Thompson, Malcolm McAllister, Brandon Adams and more. The famous trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson are to join the contender team this time around.